Road measures connected to a large housing development in New Farnley could be about to be signed off by Leeds City Council.
Plans for 114 homes in a field off Whitehall Road were approved by Leeds planners earlier this year despite local opposition.
This week council highways officers gave the go ahead for £27,400 of road measures funded by developers Redrow, to progress. These included:
- A draft traffic order to provide two point closures on the Whitehall Road service road and, if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the order;
- To advertise a draft Traffic Regulation Order to provide 20mph speed limit and double yellow lines at the proposed turning heads on the Whitehall Road service road.
- Form a new priority vehicular access junction on Whitehall Road.
A council report said the works need to be completed before the development opens in 2022/23. It also recommends that the council formally adopts the land – details of which are contained in a separate confidential council report. It concludes:
“The steps outlined in this report provide public benefit with the significant upgrade of an existing privately maintained service road for which the Council is entering a legal
agreement for the carrying out of necessary highway works that would otherwise be undeliverable. This ratifies the status of the road and provides a clear benefit for all users.”